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House backs bill to sue president over laws
AP via Yahoo ^ | 8 hours ago | By DONNA CASSATA

Posted on 03/12/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws. Related Stories

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The vote was 233-181 in the Republican-led House as GOP lawmakers excoriated Obama for multiple changes to his 4-year-old health care law, steps he's taken to allow young immigrants to remain in the United States and the administration's resistance to defend the federal law banning gay marriage.

Ignoring a White House veto threat, the GOP maintained that the bill was necessary as the president has selectively enforced the nation's laws.

"Throughout the Obama presidency we have seen a pattern: President Obama circumvents Congress when he doesn't get his way," said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Democrats countered that the legislation was merely election-year rhetoric to address a non-existent problem. The measure stands no chance in the Democratic-led Senate.

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1 posted on 03/12/2014 11:19:35 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

our well-designed triad government is one where the co-equal branches work in a system of checks and balances.

the correct congressional action when the executive branch is acting unconstitutionally is called IMPEACHMENT, and the bill must be introduced in the House.

i know that a number of staffers that work in the Rayburn building read Freerepublic, so guys - can someone please write a memo and pass that info along to your bosses. apparently they are unaware of how that is supposed to work.

thanks.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 11:39:07 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: F15Eagle
(more) soap opera from the Washington D.C. GOP/Establishment class
"surely you "country hics" in fly-over conntry should
support us/the RNC needs the $$$$/votes."

3 posted on 03/12/2014 11:42:13 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Bingo!


4 posted on 03/13/2014 12:10:43 AM PDT by Ms. Blunt
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To: skinkinthegrass

Bingo!


5 posted on 03/13/2014 12:12:04 AM PDT by Ms. Blunt
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To: F15Eagle

Ah....what happens when he vetos the bill? And the Dems refuse the 2/3 override?

This is what POs me about the idiots in the GOP. Every one of them has the ability to impeach/file articles. THAT is the constitutional remedy. Every one of them has the ability to get the supreme court on speed dial in a constitutional crisis.

Instead we get Kabuki theater to give the appearance they are doing something...Well they are. That something is stalling for time.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 12:18:22 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: kingattax

>> the correct congressional ... is called IMPEACHMENT

Well, since it’s not possible to impeach the “First Black US President”, these hollow distractions are necessary.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 1:17:45 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: F15Eagle

And they need to post the name/state of every one who opposes this bill. The Dems keep shielding this tyrant and the people need to know what’s really going on. Granted they can’t impeach him because he’s black but they can start going after him in a more aggressive way.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 10:30:04 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Norm Lenhart

“Instead we get Kabuki theater to give the appearance they are doing something...Well they are. That something is stalling for time.”

They are scared of rocking the boat until the elections are over, because they know that the media would vilify them for doing what really needs to be done. Problem I have is that they don’t appear to have any positive strategy. They are just a bunch who are scared of their own shadows.


9 posted on 03/13/2014 10:41:59 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: F15Eagle
Ignoring a White House veto threat, the GOP maintained that the bill was necessary as the president has selectively enforced the nation's laws.

Send up an Impeachment also. Damn the torpedoes, full impeach ahead. All it can do is put the Marxists back on their well rounded heels.

10 posted on 03/13/2014 10:53:22 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: F15Eagle

This will sail through the Senate.


11 posted on 03/13/2014 11:27:41 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: F15Eagle

It may not stand a chance in the Senate, but ads that democrats wouldn’t back this bill will register with independents who don’t much keep informed of what’s going on.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 11:31:32 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: F15Eagle

The senate will just slap it down. Too bad. Trey Gowdy gave a great speech villifying Obama.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 11:48:52 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: F15Eagle

Too bad they didn’t think to pass this when George W. Bush was President. Maybe he could have been forced to enforce U.S. immigration law.


14 posted on 03/13/2014 11:58:36 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: vette6387

I don’t believe it’s fear anymore. It’s collusion.

I used to think it was fear. And for many of them no doubt it is. But the more I look at it, the harder it is to deny. They are well and truly batting for the other team. They keep pushing liberal BS, they keep using word games and back room dealing to get to a given result that makes libs happier than it does their base. Illegals, the military, the Homo stuff, refusal to do anything but ‘investigate’ with no end to said investigations...

They are all playing their part of the script. And it sure appears to be a script. Look what happens when someone like West does not read their given lines? They get replaced...by a dem if needed. The GOP just withholds funding and their ‘problem’ goes away. Dispite their issues, O’Donell and Akin could have won and. But many bought the GOP line and we GAVE AWAY 2 seats...yet Mitt, a far more liberal gaff factory that has no more than a handful of real support for anything but dishwasher, was ‘deemed’ the future! We lost that seat too. It all points one way.

We just don’t want to admit that we were sold out. It’s too hard to face because that means we’re people without a party...no where to go. And isn’t that the very thing Rove and co. boast? “Where they gonna go?”


15 posted on 03/13/2014 2:49:36 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
I don't believe it's fear anymore. It's collusion

It does seem that way. The decisions about the issues have all been made. The rest is theater to keep the masses entertained and feeling relevant.

Why do I think that might be? (1) Boehner is still Speaker of the House and (2) Ryan was sent out there to destroy budgetary constraints against Obama's agenda.

16 posted on 03/13/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania

I used to believe they got handed a dossier of their/family’s lives when they hit DC and told to play ball. That may still happen. But now I really think that only happens in special cases. Most of the time the Reagans and Cruzes of the world are filtered out so it’s rarely needed. Look at their recent rule changes to achieve that exact outcome.

One cannot look at the history of the GOP and logically come up with the conclusion that they are not in collusion anymore. The evidence is overwhelming.


17 posted on 03/13/2014 3:15:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

“We just don’t want to admit that we were sold out.”

Norm, I admitted it years ago! The GOPe is like Chaing Kai Shek in China after WWII. “ Just a little more power, and I’ll fix everything.” Trouble was, “more power” never came, but the Commies did. Try as I may, I just can’t completely figure out where the GOPE comes from. Is it just all about supporting the megabuisinesses, or is it indeed deeper with them actually thinking that illegals “deserve” to be here. I’ve decided that being “pragmatic” doesn’t get it. The GOPE counts on that meme. It’s like the debt here in CA, I want the state to go bust. It will be catastrophic, but it’s the only way I see it to push the reset button.


18 posted on 03/13/2014 4:34:07 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

See? We CAN agree if we try ;)

By “we” of course, I meant collectively. Some of us have for sure. But as it’s plain to see, most just cannot deal with the truth in front of their face.


19 posted on 03/13/2014 4:43:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

“By “we” of course, I meant collectively. Some of us have for sure. But as it’s plain to see, most just cannot deal with the truth in front of their face.”

As I watch Trey Gowdy, I see a man who should be Speaker. We need plainspoken leaders who have a record of achievement. Gowdy is always able to communicate the truth of the matter passionately. And I doubt he could be bought.


20 posted on 03/13/2014 4:56:15 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

He looks good so far. But he’s wrong on the Remedy. Impeachment is specifically called for in cases like Obama. The man has committed nothing but high crimes and misdemeanors. No need to list them as we all know the litany.

I AM glad they are ‘doing something’ to a point. But is it a dog and pony show? I think so. I just think they either need to impeach (preferred) or go directly to the USSC each and every time he usurps. That their job regardless. To keep power balanced and checked in such instances.


21 posted on 03/13/2014 5:03:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

“I AM glad they are ‘doing something’ to a point. But is it a dog and pony show? I think so.”

My bets is that since it won’t pass the Senate, it’s most likely a political exercise to be able to embarrass Reid (who is doing a very good job of that himself). As an aside, my wife grew up in Las Vegas. She says he’s been a POS his whole life and that he has been backed by the Mormon Church for years. I agree with you that it’s long past time when articles of impeachment should have been brought, but until the Senate goes GOP, and maybe even after it does, if it does; the RINOs don’t have enough swinging between their legs to do it. So we’re back to the Chiang Kai Shek Syndrome.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

Your wife is right. I was there 97-2001. I met him once later at the paper I worked at. Even shook his hand. He has the handshake of the fabulous.

I still do not feel entirely clean.


23 posted on 03/13/2014 5:50:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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